Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 16th, 2005
"Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common cause of sexually transmitted disease, leading to female pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. The disease process has been linked to cellular response to this bacterial pathogen," scientists in the United States report.
"This obligate intracellular pathogen infects macrophages, fibroblast cells, and epithelial and endothelial cells. We show in this study that infection of cervical epithelial cells, the primary target of Chlamydia trachomatis, leads to upregulation and activation of the...
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